Baby Kardashians Pen Truly Genius Sci-Fi Novel
No, not North West. Kendall and Kylie Jenner have shifted their focus away from modeling just long enough to "write" a YA sci-fi novel.
The title: "Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia"
The official synopsis: Two cities... two girls... (two colons in the title) A shared destiny...
In a world of the far future, the great city of Indra has two faces: a beautiful paradise floating high in the sky, and a nightmare world of poverty carved into tunnels beneath the surface of the earth... a gripping tale of air, fire, and a bond of blood.
Sounds like a scintillating "Elysium" rip-off.
Also, how exactly does one write a "gripping tale" about air and fire? A story about combustion?
The "Most helpful customer reviews" section on Amazon had a lot to say.
"God, how I wish i hadn't read this. I feel so bad for the one hour of my life that i am never getting back."
"My dog loves the feel of the paper on his butt."
"These girls can't even read. There is no chance they even cobbled together one sentence of this disgrace."
"They should ask for a refund [from their ghostwriters]. The book is on par with an eighth grade writing assignment."
"Jenner & Jenner should stay out of novel-writing for the same reasons Stephen King should stay out of bikini modeling—though I'll venture he'd do a far better job of crossing over careers than they have here."
"This is a joke... there is no way they actually wrote this book... and even the ghost writer wasn't able to make their ideas into a palpable story and plot."
Speaking of ghost writers, TIME magazine's review casually lets slip that the inside cover states that the Jenners' manager, Elizabeth Killmond-Roman, and YA writer Maya Sloan also "worked" on the book. (Sloan's claim to fame is the novel called "High Before Homeroom," the story of a boy who is a self-proclaimed loser and decides that the best way to attract a girl is to become a meth addict. Can't argue with that logic.) I'm sure some of the ideas were borne from the minds of the Jenner girls - Kendall at the very least has demonstrated an imagination: "In the first grade I told my friends I had a third story in my house filled with jewels and lions," she told HuffPost.
MTV has posted http://www.mtv.com/news/1832355/kylie-kendall-jenner-book-excerpt/">a sneak preview of this monstrosity in case you want to check it out for yourself. But if you do, then please contact us because we have just- so many questions.
It's pretty safe to assume that the two main characters are based off of the sisters themselves - after all, there is no shortage of parallels. For instance, in the first chapter, the privileged Livia says, "This is the farthest I've gone without a chaperone." We think it might be a bit too far.
(Side note: the character called "The Governess" pressures the main characters to get breast implants and other surgical enhancements. We wonder who could have inspired that character?)